It was a good follow up. I read it to find out if Salander was going to kill Blomkvist. She didn't. Very good murder mystery - who done it. I skimmed the last book enough to know that Lisbeth and Micke don't end up being more than good friends. I doubt that I will read the last one in its entirety. I don't like reading court scenes. This second installment was still a good read.